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What people want from work Expectations – Job security – Fair treatment – Safe Working – Good Conditions of Employment Satisfaction – Nature of work – Pay – Work relationships – boss and other staff
What people want from work Motivation – Money – Recognition – Advancement – Opportunities LETS DISCUSS THESE AND COMPARE THEM TO YOUR EXPERIENCE
Why People Work Many people work for Motivation However, there is a difference between a persons ability, motivation and the working conditions. Motivation Theories – Maslow hierarchy of Needs (Google Maslow and read about him)
Why People Work FROM MASLOW – hierarchy of needs Physiological – Pay SAFETY – Job Security – Life Insurance – Superannuation Social Needs Feeling of belonging Acceptance from others Esteem Needs Self Actualisation Growth and Development
Other Considerations It is the task of the HR manager to determine why people work and how to motivate these people in the job role, so that they can remain with the company. Thus many HR managers will follow certain motivation theories.
Cognitive TheoriesThese are separate to the motivation theories It attempts to isolate the thinking patterns used in decidingwhether or not to behave in a certain way.5. EQUITY THEORY – We prefer balance or equity6. EXPECTANCY THEORY – This is where the worker works out what he/she will get rather then what they may giveWHICH IS BETTER:MOTIVATION THEORIES OR COGNITIVE THEORIES
Individual Questions How do you think Maslow’s theory relates to the function of the Human Resource Manager? Using the Hierarchy of Needs model, come up with some of your own needs for each section of the model. Explain the impact on an individual within an organisation if their motivation fails or becomes discontented with the company they work for.